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Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession

A better work opportunity

P. A. A., Brazil

November 25, 2014

I prayed through St Josemaria’s intercession for an improvement in my job and by a lottery process I obtained the perfect timetable. I give thanks to God and to the Founder of Opus Dei.

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A stroke

N.C.L., Argentina

November 20, 2014

I am grateful for St Josemaria Escriva’s intercession in helping my Mom to recover from a stroke and subsequent convulsions. Thank you!

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Novena to St Josemaria

E., Nigeria

November 18, 2014

I wrote a job test that I was really interested in with my cousin. Seven months passed and we weren't called. I did a nine day novena to St. Josemaria which ended on a Saturday. The following Monday my cousin was called up. I promised I will tell my story when my prayers were answered and I believe this is not yet the end of my story.

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I passed with a high score


November 17, 2014

Thank you to St Josemaria Escrivá. I passed my practical driving test. The first test I failed and I was depressed. I prayed to St Josemaria Escrivá and I passed with a high score! Thank you, St Josemaria.

In the third month of pregnancy


November 10, 2014

My daughter Maria Jose is now eight months old. I found I was pregnant on June 26, 2013, the feast of St Josemaria, and prayed for my baby through his intercession from that moment on. In the third month of the pregnancy I started haemorrhaging. My health was delicate and I prayed the prayer to St Josemaria for the baby to be born healthy. I thank God every day for my daughter’s life, and St Josemaria Escriva for his intercession.

House for sale

A. F., Portugal

November 10, 2014

Our house had been on the market for two years. At the Mass in honour of St Josemaria this year, I asked him to intercede for the house to be sold, if it was God’s will. One week later an English buyer appeared and we sold the house.

I had a job

K., Mexico

November 4, 2014

Not having worked for many years I began looking for a job and did the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. Just days after finishing it, I had a job. Very many thanks to St Josemaria for favors received.

A call from the CEO

D. L., United States

November 4, 2014

Several months after finishing a grad school program I was still struggling to find meaningful work: work that feeds my soul, my family and the world. I "Googled" the phrase "novena for work" and a link to St. Josemaria's novena appeared. On the eight day of the novena (out of nine) I received a call from a CEO who was launching a new company; he asked me for a meeting and soon after I began working in the role of Social Content Director. Thank you good Saint for your intercession.

Three days later


November 4, 2014

In our family we have always had a lot of love for Opus Dei and St Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer. We invoke his and Don Alvaro’s intercession for all sorts of needs. My little sister, Nina, studies law in Sao Paulo and works in an office. She was feeling rather discouraged with the atmosphere at work.

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After leaving school

J., France

November 4, 2014

I want to thank St Josemaria for granting me the favour I was praying for. After finishing school my son spent a month looking for a job, and now he has found one. I am so grateful to St Josemaria Escriva for this favour. He heard me prayers and interceded for me before God, who granted me this grace. My son is now working at a job he likes, just exactly as he desired. Thank you, thank you!

A favor so quickly granted

N. M. C., Canada

October 29, 2014

I started a novena for an after-school job for my daughter. That was four days ago. On day one my daughter submitted a job application which was immediately acknowledged and an interview arranged for 11:00 am today. My daughter was hired to start next week. Thanks a lot St. Josemaria Escriva for a favour so quickly granted.

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We had a child after 8 years

S. G., UK

October 27, 2014

I write to let you know of a miracle obtained through the intercession of St. Josemaria. My wife and I were unable to conceive a child for eight years. Each day over many months I prayed the Prayer to St. Josemaria asking for his help and in time we conceived a wonderful little girl who is a great joy to us. This child would not have been possible without the intervention of St. Josemaria.

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I’d never contacted the firm I’m now working for

L., Italy

October 27, 2014

Hi everyone, I want to testify to a favour received through Saint Josemaria Escriva. I am 32 and was unemployed. I send my CV to many different companies but never got called for an interview, or if I did, it always ended the same way: “We’ll contact you.” Just by chance I found the story of Saint Josemaria on the internet. I’d never heard of him before. I read about how he was a saint who obtained favours for the jobless. To cut a long story short, I started the Novena for Work to Saint Josemaria, and on the ninth day, as I finished the novena, I begged the saint to intercede before God for me to get a job. The next day, the long-awaited grace arrived: the saint had got me a job. The extraordinary thing is that I don’t even remember contacting the firm I’m working for now. This is my testimony. Praised be Jesus Christ!

Two thousand tiles

G. C.

October 27, 2014

We are repairing our Cathedral and we get no help from the government. While I was away on a study course for priests someone from our parish called me and said we needed 2000 more tiles to make the roof over the church and sacristy water-tight. I was extremely worried, because we had run out of money and I hadn’t expected the costs to be so high. The total we needed was 30,000 bolivars. That night I couldn’t sleep, and I remembered how St. Josemaria used to tell us to have great trust in Providence. I prayed, “Father, if this is pleasing to God, help me, because you know I’m not doing all this for my sake but for the people. But if it isn’t pleasing to God, leave it all as it is.” In the evening prayer the next day I heard a voice within me telling me, “Have trust.” When I was in my room, at around 11 at night I got a text message saying “Father I want to contribute towards whatever is needed for the repairs to the church. Let me have the account number to send it to.” I did so, but thought that what one of the parishioners could give would not be very much.

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Far beyond my expectations

M., Spain

October 21, 2014

I did the Novena for Work to St Josemaria for a project at work to get under way and be maintained on a firm footing. The result was far beyond my expectations. I promised I would publish the favor. Thank you very much.

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